Dora, 87, Has a Circus in community

Dora is an 87 year-old resident of Brookdale Weddington Park in Matthews, NC. Her Wish of a Lifetime was to have a circus brought to her community.

Dora has been living at Brookdale Weddington Park for several years now. She was always one of the entertainers for the community. She was known to play the piano for the community and was one of the more talkative residents. Unfortunately, Dora has been battling Alzheimer’s for the last couple of years and it has deprived her of her mobility and the communication skills she was once known for.

Dora’s daughter, and the staff at Weddington Park know that one of the things that Dora still elicit a reaction from Dora is being silly. Nurses make sure to make a faces at Dora whenever they see her and the smiles they get may not appear big on the outside from Dora, but they know that they are big on the inside.

Wish of a Lifetime along with the staff at Brookdale Weddington Park are happy to be bringing some joy into Dora’s life by having a circus at the community. Dora was treated to a performances by the Carolina Clowns, enjoyed cotton candy and snow cones, and had the whole community rallied behind her on January 13th, 2017 for what turned out to be a joyful day for everyone involved.